Hotel and Hostel des Artistes

Via Villafranca 20, Rome, Italy3 star star

8.0 out of 10

Doubles from: $52 to $200

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Conveniently located near Termini Station, the friendly, clean and comfortable Hotel and Hostel Des Artistes offers accommodations for every type of Cheapo.

Pros: Helpful staff. Excellent value. Very clean.

Cons: Small rooms. Thin walls (noise from other rooms).


The family-run Hotel and Hostel Des Artistes is a hybrid choice for budget travelers who cannot make up their minds. Whether you choose one of the three-star hotel rooms or a hostel bunk, you’ll benefit from the same friendly service and central location (a short walk from Termini Station and a 20-minute walk to the historic center).

Both hotel and hostel share a bar and TV-equipped common area, in addition to a lovely roof terrace.

The hotel: The 45 private rooms at Hotel des Artistes are draped in rich red and blue fabrics. While the gilt-framed paintings are not original works, they still lend an elegant feel, as do the dark wooden furnishings. All “hotel” rooms feature a private bathroom, satellite television, phone, safe and air conditioning.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Wi-Fi is free in the public areas, but charges apply in the rooms.

The hostel: The Hostel des Artistes takes up one floor of the hotel. It has a young vibe, with a handful of private rooms that are mostly indistinguishable from the hotel rooms—except that they share a bathroom and have a fan instead of air conditioning (other room amenities are the same).

The mixed dorms are decorated in a simpler style, with plain white walls, six or 10 bunk beds and lockers.

At Hostel des Artistes, there is one shared bathroom to every three private rooms, plus a communal shower room with plenty of stalls to be shared among the dorm guests. All bathrooms are clean and shiny. Towels are provided for guests in the privates, and dorm guests can rent a towel for €1.

Breakfast here costs a pricey €12, but the hostel partners with local eateries: Guests can enjoy an Italian breakfast (sweet croissant and coffee, cappuccino or latte) for only €1.50 at the café across the street, and two nearby restaurants offer 10 percent off lunch and dinner. Wi-Fi is available for an additional charge. Note that you must be between the ages of 18 and 35 to sleep in the dorms.

Reviewed by: Samantha Collins, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.



  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast Extra Charge
  • Breakfast Included
  • City tour
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Elevator
  • Fax Machine
  • Free Newspapers
  • Garden
  • Groups welcome
  • Historic building
  • Internet Access: Free
  • Ironing Room
  • Laundry Service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Medical service
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Parking
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Room Service
  • Safe at reception
  • Shoe polishing service
  • Shuttle service
  • Tourist information
  • TV Lounge
  • Vending Machines
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free


  • AC Available
  • Air conditioning
  • Balconies/Terraces Available
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Bathtubs Available
  • Cable TV
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap accessible rooms
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar
  • Movies
  • Refrigerator
  • Rooms with view
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • TV
  • TV – flat screen


Via Villafranca 20
North of Termini Station, Rome, Italy

Phone: +39 06 445 4365
Fax: +39 06 446 2368



About the Hotel and Hostel des Artistes neighborhood

The largely residential area north of Stazione Centrale Termini is both convenient and affordable. Trains heading to Fumincino airport and across Italy depart from this massive station, the front of which is also a major bus and metro stop. Although not the most picturesque neighborhood in central Rome, lots of hotel competition can often mean good rates. The area is always crowded and sometimes a little seedy.

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